Alex Vuocolo

Reporter/editor

Location icon United States

I'm a New York-based reporter and editor. My work has appeared in alt-weeklies, monthly magazines, and countless online outlets. I founded a magazine about transportation in Philadelphia, helped launch a news site covering philanthropy, and served as the one-man editorial team for a biweekly business journal and website.

Portfolio
Bicycling
03/04/2019
Why Are Bike Share Companies Pivoting to E-Scooters?

Lime and other dockless bike share companies are pivoting from bicycles to electric scooters. Scooter services have outpaced bike share in demand. Lime will quietly remove bikes from several cities this month. In Mountain View, California, home of Google and Microsoft, dockless bike share companies rise and fall in color-coded waves.

Bicycling
04/26/2019
Lyft Pulled Thousands of E-Bikes From City Streets. Here's What Went Wrong.

Lyft recalled 2,500 e-bikes from its bike share programs in New York City, Washington, D.C., and the San Francisco Bay Area. Dozens of e-bike riders reported oversensitive front brakes that caused them to flip over the handlebar. Shimano, the brake manufacturer, blamed the lack of an internal power modulator to prevent the brake from overcompensating.

Delaware Business Times
04/11/2017
Pharmacists feel the pressure in fight against opioids - Delaware Business Times

Kim Robbins didn't usually get asked for the same drug twice by a single customer. But one day in 2005, she finished a shift at the Happy Harry's pharmacy in Harrington and drove up to Dover to cover a shift for a friend. When a familiar face came in asking to fill a prescription of...

Delaware Business Times
06/26/2017
Corner liquor store: Neighborhood fixture or magnet for trouble? - Delaware Business Times

Throughout West Center City, a row house neighborhood near downtown Wilmington, liquor stores serve as gathering places for people to hang out, smoke cigarettes and sometimes drink a $1.25 can of beer or a travel-sized bottle of liquor. Customers are often young and middle-aged men, but non-drinkers stop in for a bag of chips or...

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